What Items Can Not Be Donated From an Estate Sale?

Estate Nomads will donate unsold items from your estate sale and give the donation amount back to our customers for a tax write-off. Unfortunately, not all items are able to be donated. This is our list of items that cannot be donated from your estate sale managed by us, in Delaware.

Furniture that is covered in animal hair, broken, worn, torn, stained, or missing parts.

  • Bean bag chairs.
  • Sleeper sofas.
  • Due to the Digital TV Transition, only flat-screen TV’s are donatable.
  • Excessively large/bulky items such as swing sets, swimming pools, unbound carpeting, etc.
  • Large appliances:
    • Stoves.
    • Washing or drying machines.
    • Dishwashers.
    • Refrigerators.
    • Freezers.
    • Trash compactors; and
    • hot water heaters.
  • Air Conditioners.
  • Bed pillows, mattresses, and box springs.
  • Building and plumbing materials:
    • Windows.
    • Doors.
    • Garage doors.
    • Shutters.
    • Sinks.
    • Tubs.
    • Toilets.
    • Fixtures.
    • Fencing.
    • Gutters.
    • Lumber.
    • Concrete.
    • Bricks.
    • Stone.
    • Paint; and
    • Window blinds.
  • Baby furniture, toys, and games that do not comply with CPSC safety standards.
  • Cribs with dropdown sides.
  • Auto parts including the following:
    • Tires, wheels, batteries, etc.
    • Any type of chemicals (oil, wiper fluid, etc.).
  • Firearms and fireworks.
  • Food and beverages.
  • Cosmetics and hair care products.
  • Severely damaged or stained clothing, apparel, and shoes.
  • Rags (clean or dirty).
  • Any type of trash or hazardous materials.
  • Items that are wet, mildewed, rusty, flammable, or in any way dangerous.
  • Knock down furniture not in original sealed box.
  • All other items that do not comply with Consumer Product Safety Standards (1-800-638-2772 or www.cpsc.gov).
  • If you’re interested in a Home Pickup, please contact Goodwill